Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Donald Schuman


This thesis is designed for the graduate of an optometric program to assist them in obtaining a job, purchasing a practice, running a practice and deciding on a mode of practice. It includes detailed information on accounting, finance, management, marketing and law. Additionally, there is an appendix containing information on products, services, taxes, operations, SBA loans, etc. for the use of the graduate for future reference. Finally, there are three computer programs presented for Macintosh use. GOAL is presented in their offered screening format, there is a program for producing financial documentation on Excel which was created specifically for this thesis and there is a copy of the thesis on Word format.

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Optometry Commons